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Old 02-19-04, 06:45 PM
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Can we not have an ad that says "KICK ASS"

Not only is it not safe for those of us that surf at work, but it's pretty Top Bunk.

Yo, yo, yo my system KICKS ASS!!!1

When it comes to descibing excellent quality equipment is this the image we try to foster here at DVDTalk?
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Old 02-19-04, 07:41 PM
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Which ad are you talking about?
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Old 02-19-04, 07:50 PM
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This one, I suspect:

http://ads.kleinman.com/ads/hkflix/pioneer11.jpg
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Old 02-19-04, 10:04 PM
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You're kidding right? That's been up for SEVERAL MONTHS.
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Old 02-19-04, 10:51 PM
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I didn't realize the word "ass" was considered offensive anymore.
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Old 02-20-04, 12:53 AM
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At least it's not a tit on TV...
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Old 02-20-04, 03:34 AM
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[bad humor]I agree it should be changed to "kick pants" [/bad humor]
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Old 02-20-04, 11:51 AM
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Ass isn't offensive, but if I walk away from my computer and there is a great big banner that says KICK ASS across the screen it's pretty stupid.

And more importantly what kind of honky, Top Bunk, Delux_247 sales pitch is that? Yeah, my system KICKS ASS and totally ROCKZZZZ!!1

Stupid ad

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Old 02-20-04, 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by Pants
Ass isn't offensive, but if I walk away from my computer and there is a great big banner that says KICK ASS across the screen it's pretty stupid.

And more importantly what kind of honky, Top Bunk, Delux_247 sales piitch is that? Yeah, my system KICKS ASS and totally ROCKZZZZ!!1

Stupid ad
Speaking of someone that needs their ass kicked...
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Old 02-20-04, 05:41 PM
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This thread 'kicks pants!

It's Delux son... Delux!


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Old 02-20-04, 06:04 PM
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Speaking of someone that needs their ass kicked...
Nice personal attack.

Never the less, I don't think I'm suggesting anything too out of the ordinary. What's so kook-koo about it?
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Old 02-20-04, 06:29 PM
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As a longtime subscriber to Boot/Maximum PC magazine, there's nothing wack about KICK ASS. But posting that something is a personal attack instead of just reporting it is some Delux_247 shit, yo.

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Old 02-20-04, 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Pants
What's so kook-koo about it?
You're asking for an ad to be removed because you think it's low-brow but inoffensive. I'm obviously not in charge of deciding which ads stay up and which ones go, but a user finding an ad uncompelling doesn't really seem to warrant removing a sponor's banner outright. If you don't like it, don't click on it. If you don't want it displayed at work when you walk away, scroll down or change windows.
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low-brow or not offensive or not, my chief complaint is that it's not work safe.

In the past when people have complained of things not being work safe, they've been treated fairly.

Whatever, if you don't care, so be it, just don't ask me to care when you've got a problem.
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Originally posted by Pants
Whatever, if you don't care, so be it, just don't ask me to care when you've got a problem.
You seem to be taking this awfully personally. I'm not berating you or being mean. I just disagree that it's not safe for work, or at least, particularly less SFW than many of the other banners on the site. If they can say "ass" on the radio, on television commercials (probably rare, but I can think of at least one spot off the top of my head), and network television, I don't think it's too extreme to have on a website. It's not even being used in a sexual context.
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Old 02-20-04, 07:43 PM
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Yet we aren't allowed to have the word ass in a thread title.
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Old 02-20-04, 08:00 PM
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We do a lot to make the site 'work safe' but I'm struck by the absurdity of the request to remove a banner that says 'Kick Ass' under the guise that it somehow could get someone in trouble at work.

Sometimes it feels like some people are just looking for something to complain about.

Other posters who have compained about non-work friendly images have compained about covers with gigantic cocks spewing semen on them, to them I've got sympathy, but for a banner that says Kick Ass, I'm sorry but I just don't get it.
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Old 02-20-04, 08:06 PM
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Than let us post "ASS" in thread titles.
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Wow, we can.

Never mind.

Keep on rolling with you honky banner ad
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I hate to agree with Pants (what does that make me, Zipper?) but I have to speak up for the poor guy and say I too have disliked seeing this ad come up when I'm surfing at work. It definitely is eye-catching to all the wrong people at work.
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We do a lot to make the site 'work safe' but I'm struck by the absurdity of the request to remove a banner that says 'Kick Ass' under the guise that it somehow could get someone in trouble at work.

Sometimes it feels like some people are just looking for something to complain about.

Other posters who have compained about non-work friendly images have compained about covers with gigantic cocks spewing semen on them, to them I've got sympathy, but for a banner that says Kick Ass, I'm sorry but I just don't get it.


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Old 02-24-04, 05:57 AM
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Man. Times have changed so fast.

I wonder what we'll get away with 10 years from now.
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